Tag Archive: luis rivas

Jul 19

Random Acts of Terror in Los Angeles tonight

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this is happening tonight! if you are in the area, you should check it out. getting this book to print has been quite the journey. i’m proud of my involvement and hope that if you can’t get out to the event, you’ll give the book a look-see, help us spread the word and maybe buy …

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Dec 29

In the year 2012

Now Playing @ Citizens for Decent Literature began publishing poetry, short stories, essays and rants on January 1, 2012 every third day. In August 2012 the publishing schedule switched to monthly issues with the first issue on August 15th. http://nowplaying.citizensfordecentliterature.com/ Contributors Afzal Moolla, Alan Britt, Aleksandr Smechov, Alex Nodopaka, Ally Malinenko, Andrew Rihn, Anneliese Mackintosh, …

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Dec 04

CFDL Micro Award Nominations

Citizens For Decent Literature is proud to announce its nominations for the Micro Award. The Micro Award is a literary prize presented annually for fiction not exceeding 1000 words. The winner and finalists will be announced on the Micro Award website (http://www.microaward.org/) on Mar. 17, 2013. The author of the winning story shall receive $500 …

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Dec 01

What we need is less poetry

Italian-American insurrectionist anarchist Luigi Gaellani. Borrowed from libcom.org http://libcom.org/history/fragment-luigi-galleanis-life

once upon a time well-paid office holders, omnipotent bankers, opulent financial elites and other criminal elements of the bourgeoisie feared the very soup they slurped from their glossy, porcelain bowls, inspecting each silver spoonful for whateverthefuck poison looks like once upon a time wall street bankers feared the horse-and-buggy parked in front of the building …

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Sep 18

New Issue at Citizens For Decent Literature

Citizens For Decent Literature’s second issue is now live online. http://nowplaying.citizensfordecentliterature.com/ Julia Coleman, Frankie Metro, Bud Smith, Frank Walsh, Anneliese Mackintosh, Karley De la Filth, Josh Olsen, Matthew Pasquarello, Carl Miller Daniels, Jason Hardung, Luis Rivas, William Doreski, Brad Hamlin & Mort Todd, Gene Fehler, Dan Provost, J. Claudius Cloyd, Michael Grover, Mark Wisniewski, Corey …

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Sep 15

The Trapdoor Spider in the Alley

by Luis Rivas I see them walking by but they don’t see me. In the alley where I sleep, the tall overgrown bamboo stretches out over the walls and cascades down to the ground. I sit completely still behind the thick branches and trash and watch all of them walk by me in the dimly-lit …

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Sep 15

The Success of Trey

by Luis Rivas There is no truth.  There is only perception. – Gustave Flaubert I wake up. Hangover’s not too bad. I lift off the cut-out carpet that I’m using as a blanket. I locate my briefcase (imitation leather but still looks damn expensive) which I stole from the Salvation Army Thrift Store. I get …

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Aug 15

Rick and the Chick

by Luis Rivas Albert knocked and no one answered but he heard noise so he knocked again and then heard, “GET FUCKED — NO ONE’S HOME.”  He turned the knob and slowly pushed the door open. Rick was sprawled out on the living room couch, drunk as shit, playing with a very big pocket knife, …

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Jan 19

You Can Call it What you Want

you can call it what you want: it can be a protest, sure; it can be an uprising, yes; it can even be a revolution, perhaps; a sustained political action; a mass consciousness awakening; a transformative–and inevitable– progression that rises and falls like the crashing waves of history. but, we grow weary of being invisible, …

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Aug 15

New Issue from Red Fez

Red Fez Issue 37 has lifted off! (www.redfez.net) Intro by Claudia Lamar Articles & Reviews: The Last Days of Los Angeles #1 by Luis Rivas The Youth in Imagination, Rekindled by J. A. Tyler The Imagination of Youth, Rekindled by Robert Kloss Dispatches from Atlantis #9 by Paul Corman-Roberts Lost Shakespearean PlayER, ‘Sir kNight, Benjamin of Judah‘, Found …

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